Protect Rural Ireland, made up of rural communities throughout the country, has objected to the latest plans from Minister for Energy Alex White to allow rural communities to invest in wind turbines.
The plans, reported in national media on Tuesday, encourage communities to invest in wind farms in a move aimed at increasing support for the controversial projects. Confirming the accuracy of the media reports today to the Irish Farmers Journal, the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources said Minister White believes there is “scope for more community involvement, including stakeholding, in renewable energy infrastructure”. The full proposal will be published in the White Paper later this year.
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